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Spanish Colonial Revival

Originating on the west coast of the United States in the late 19th century, Spanish Colonial Revival is a counterpart to the English Colonial Revival in the eastern halh of the United States. Encompassing a range of Spanish and Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Colonial Revival

Originating in the second half of the 19th century in the United States, Colonial Revival consciously strives to emulate the architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts of English and Dutch settlements in North America. The style adapts elements from America’s … Continue reading

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Classical Eclecticism

During the late 19th century , Classical Eclecticism, as interpreted by Beaux-Arts-trained architects and designers, begains to dominate the design of public buildings and the mansions of the well-to-do in Europe and the United States. Four stylistic variations emerge: Beaux-Arts, … Continue reading

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Romanesque Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque

Corbel tables and round arches distinguish buildings in the Romanesque Revival or the Round-arched Style, which originates in Germany in the early 19th century. Romanesque Revival is a less popular alternative to Gothic Revival in England and North America. During … Continue reading

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Stick Style and Queen Anne

The Stick Style in architecture reinterprets mesieval half-timbered buildings and the new balloon framing construction method with wooden planks or sticks that form decorative surface patterns on exteriors. Queen Anne originates in England as an attempt to create an image … Continue reading

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Exoticism

Inspired by revivalism, eclectism, and a quest for novelty in the second half of the 19th century, Exoticism looks non-Western cultures for inspiration and borrows their forms, colors, and motifs.International expositions, books, periodicals, travel, and advances in technology acquaint Europeans … Continue reading

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Second Empire: Rococo Revival

Developing in France, Second Empire is an international architectural style characterized by a mansard roof, pavilions, and bold details. Although evident in earlier buildings, these elements come together in the New Louvre in Paris built during the reign of Napoleon … Continue reading

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